... like I hate the whole world. Sometimes I really do feel like my entire species is worthless scum and ought to be eradicated. Sometimes I feel that Agent Smith is my brother in spirit.
There's an article in Dagbladet online today (sorry, it's in Norwegian; v. brief article in English here) about how the water shortage is becoming dangerous in Palestine now. Many don't have indoors plumbing so have to buy water, but that costs them like five times more than if they had regular plumbing in their house. And some can't afford to buy, so they have to use wells ... but there are too few wells, and many of those that are available have polluted water in them, so people, especially children, get sick. And of course there have been several years of drought there now so there's less water in the wells, and everywhere, than there ought to be anyway.
But here's the clincher. Get this. It makes me so mad that I really don't know what to say or do. This summer, emergency workers anticipate that the water shortage will become acute. Because the trend is that water that is supposed to be available to Palestinians in Palestine is being 'rerouted' (read: stolen) by Jewish settlers to water their gardens and fill their swimming pools.
I don't normally use this word, but that whole settler business really is nothing but evil.
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